Rev. Samuel Maycock, Ancient Planter

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Rev. Samuel Maycock, Ancient Planter

Also Known As: "Maycocke"
Birthplace: Yelvert, Northamptonshire, England
Death: March 22, 1622
Jamestown, James City County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America (Murdered by Indians.)
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Maycock and Catherine Maycock
Husband of Mary Pierce
Father of Sarah Pace, Jamestown Orphan
Brother of Lidia Maycocke; John Maycooke; Rebecca Maycock; Ephraim Maycooke; Mary Maycock and 5 others

Occupation: Clergy, murdered by Indians, Reverend
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About Rev. Samuel Maycock, Ancient Planter

Upon his arrival in the Virginia colony, Samuel MAYCOCK was made a member of the Council in the first Virginia General Assembly in 1619 by Sir George YEARDLEY and continued in office under Sir Francis WYATT, until MAYCOCK was killed in the Massacre of 1622. He also bore the title of "Captain". The Governor of Virginia, on May 20, 1617, had asked "orders for Mr. Maycock," a Cambridge scholar, on account of the lack of ministers. "Samuel Macocke was admitted sizar at Jesus May 28, 1611, son of Roger husband- man, of Yelvetoft, Northants. School Shadwell, Leciester. Migrated to Caius May 15,1612, matriculated 1612, scholar 1613-14, went to Virginia 1618, added to Council 1619, K. 1622 (A.C.)

Among those killed at Captain Maycock's plantation of 200 acres, adjoining Flowerdieu Hundred, was Edward LISTER, who came over in the "Mayflower" to Plymouth, Mass. and was a signer of the "Compact".

King James granted the fourth charter to the London Company in 1621, which "authorized two supreme councils in Virginia". One was the "Council of State" to which Samuel Macock (Maycock) was appointed. Those appointed to the Council were to reside near the Governor and to meet quarterly. The other council was to consist of the House of Burgesses and the Council of State and was to meet annually, excepting extraordinary occasion and was to be called the "General Assembly".

Samuel Maycock was educated at Cambridge College and was sent in 1617 to Jamestown by the Virginia Company to serve as pastor of the first church built at Jamestown at the request of Governor Samuel Argall. Samuel established himself at the "Maycock Plantation" forty miles north of Jamestown on the south side of the James River. This land was patented to him in 1618. (It was there that General Cornwallis would later cross the James during the Revolution on 24 May 1781.) Maycock Plantation was in the heart of the Weanoc Indians. The Maycock Plantation home was burned in a fire between 1640 and 1660. The home was made of wood timbers and was about 20x35 feet. The year following the fire another house was built about three blocks from the first site and was constructed of brick. It is ironic that it also burned.

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Rev. Samuel Maycock, Ancient Planter's Timeline

November 4, 1594
Yelvert, Northamptonshire, England
Age 22
Jamestown, James City, Virginia, USA
Age 22
Jamestown, James City, Virginia, USA
Age 22
Jamestown, James City, Virginia, USA
November 1621
Age 26
James City, Colonial Virginia, British American colonies
March 22, 1622
Age 27
Jamestown, James City County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America